Case studies for the development of environmental compensation in Peru

Peru compensation publications

As part of our collaboration with the Environmental Ministry in Peru (MINAM), CSF has finished a series of papers on environmental compensation (biodiversity offsets). We explored 4 infrastructure and extractive projects in Madre de Dios and Loreto, and analyzed how to offset their residual impacts. This work supports MINAM’s development and implementation of technical compensation guidelines, while also generating evidence about methods for designing environmental compensation plans.

These studies were developed in close collaboration with MINAM as well as other stakeholders, including the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP) and the National Protected Areas Service (SERNANP). We also worked with the National Service of Environmental Certification for Sustainable Investments (SENACE), the group that is receiving the first compensation plans for evaluation. We conducted a short training on biodiversity offsets for SENACE and intend to expand our collaboration with a more ambitious capacity building program. We hope to help improve SENACE's technical capacity in order to achieve better environmental assessments in Peru.

Case studies for the development of environmental compensation in Peru* 

This project was made possible by the generosity of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. For more information about this work, please contact us. Thank you for reading!

*All papers in this series are published in Spanish.